Viewers have commented that “Coming Up for Air” is a bit abstract. They have to study it closely to recognize the koi fish breaking the surface of the water. Instead of capturing another “fish in a pond” photograph, I wanted to remove the koi from its natural setting just enough for the audience to question its environment.
Again, part of the beauty of photography is being able to alter reality to make it more appealing, at least to the artist.
Eric Christopher Jackson